"Bonefish '99 - Tranquility Hill"
by J Castwell and the LadyFisher
Sunshine, tourquoise blue water, Andros Island's best guide, our good
friend slicfoot and we made it! Not without a few problems, like a
flight from Nassau a bit late, one lost bag (slic's) the one of course
with his clothes and all the of several hundreds flies he tied just for
this trip! Not to worry, JC had a few left overs from the last bonefish
trip! Note the airplane in the photo below. Local "bush" plane, an
old flying boxcar.
Bonefish Simon Bain, our trusty guide showed up early, boat sparkling in
the morning sun. Lunches, pop, and jugged water aboard we head out across
the bay to Simon's favorite flats. Simon is running with a brand new
Action Craft, 17 ft, 2' long with a 115 Mercery. Man, that boat
really moves out. In fact, later in the day with the wind really blowing
Simon bought us back in with an amazingly smooth ride. He is a fine
boatsman, which probably has to do with the fact the guides here are
well schooled and just short of born on the water. Certainly a nice feeling
to have that kind of confidence in your guide.
Slicfoot, (Dave Ulmer) had not fished for bonefish, so today was "school"
day for Dave. Including spotting fish, long line casting, double haul and
even some wading on the flats with Simon at his side. It was a super day.
Our fearless guide, best in the Bahamas! with a quick
fish on our lunch break!
Our room is fine, the food absolutely great, and
everyone here is just super. Couldn't be more accomodating or
helpful. We will take the digital camera with us again tomorrow,
also put some great casting pictures of Slic on film. Look for those
here when we get back. Check back, more soon!
~ JC & the Lady
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